The ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management course provides comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in provision, support, and delivery of IT Services.

ITIL Foundation teaches the fundamentals of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) core volumes, which provide an end-to-end view of IT and its integration with business strategy. Those core volumes are: Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation and Continual Service Improvement.

The course culminates in a one-hour multiple-choice examination for the Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and is a pre-requisite for the further training in ITIL that leads to the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management. The exam is multi-choice. There are 40 questions to be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 26 correct answers from 40 (65%). This course also provides 21 Hours of Contact Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI PMP certification / re certification.

Once purchased, the online learning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only. You are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all levels of IT professionals, Customers, and Users involved in the provision or receipt of IT Services.

This online learning course includes a classroom examination


Proof of Identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided to the BCS. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

You will learn about:

  • Service Management as a Practice
  • The Service Lifecycle
  • Key Principles and Models
  • Generic Concepts
  • Processes
  • Roles
  • Functions
  • Technology and Architecture
  • ITIL Qualification Scheme

Module 1: Overview

  • Introducing the programme
  • ITIL Overview

Module 2: Service Strategy

  • Technical and Application Management
  • Demand Management
  • Financial Management
  • Service Portfolio Management

Module 3: Service Design

  • Service Level Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Service Catalogue Management

Module 4: Service Design cont.

  • Capacity Management
  • Availability Management
  • Information Security Management
  • IT Service Continuity Management

Module 5: Service Transition

  • Change Management

Module 6: Service Transition cont.

  • Release & Deployment
  • Service Asset & Configuration Management
  • Knowledge Management

Module 7: Service Operation

  • Service Desk
  • IT Operations Management

Module 8: Service Operation cont.

  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management

Module 9: Service Operation cont.

  • Event Management
  • Service Automation
  • Request Fulfilment
  • Access Management

Module 10: Continual Service Improvement

  • PDCA
  • Continual Service Improvement Model
  • Role of Measurement

Module 11: Qualification Scheme

  • ITIL Foundation Qualification Scheme
  • ITIL Foundation Examination advice

Recommended study time for this course, including any additional reading is approximately 21 hours.


This online learning course includes a classroom examination


Proof of Identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided to the BCS. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

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